Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) offered admission into Post Basic B.Sc Nursing through an Entrance Test for the academic year 2018-2019. Candidates can check the complete information of HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Test 2018 application process, eligibility criteria, admit card, result and other important information from this page below.

HPU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Test 2018

The Post-Basic B.Sc. Nursing Degree Course of 2 years is being introduced in Govt./ Private Nursing Colleges. This Degree Course is affiliated to H.P. University, Shimla and permitted on yearly basis by the Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi. The admission to this degree course is on the basis of the merit in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Himachal Pradesh University on behalf of the Government of Himachal Pradesh (Department of Medical Education & Research) in accordance with the provisions contained in Chapter XIV of the First Ordinance of the Himachal Pradesh University (as amended from time to time) as also in accordance with the Policy Programmes, Rules and Regulations framed for the same by the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh from time to time.

Schedule for the HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Test 2018 is given below.

Event Dates
Schedule for filling up online Application Form with final transaction of fee 28 May 2018 to 26 Jun 2018
Date of uploading of Admit Cards 07 Jul 2018
Date of Entrance Test 15 Jul 2018
Dates for displaying the Key Answers 19 Jul 2018 to 21 Jul 2018
Date of declaration of result 27 Jul 2018
Date of issuance of merit list(Tentative ) 30 Jul 2018
Commencement of Academic Session 01 Oct 2018
Last date upto which the candidates can be admitted
against vacancies arising due to any reason.
31 Oct 2018
Date of 1st Round of Counselling To be notified with the merit List
Date of 2nd Round of Counselling To be notifiesd Seperately during the 1st round of counselling

Admit Card

Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) has released Admit Card for HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Test 2018 which is to be held on 30 Jul 2018. Candidates can download their Admit Card from   the official website by using Registration No. & Password (Date of Birth). The link to download Admit Card has also provided below.

  • Admit Card Process Over….!!

Eligibility Criteria

Admission to Post-Basic B.Sc. Nursing Degree course shall be made on the basis of merit of the
Entrance Test to be conducted by the Himachal Pradesh University Shimla for which the female
candidates only are eligible subject to fulfillment of the following conditions :

  • The candidates should be registered as registered Nurse/Midwife (RN/RM) with H.P. State
    Nurses Registration Council, Shimla at the time of counseling. Provided further that the
    candidates belonging to another states of the country should be registered in their respective
    State Nurses Registration Council and at the time of Counseling, they must produced NOC for
    pursuing their higher studies outside the state from the Regsitrar of the concerned State
    Registration Council.
  • The candidate must have passed 10+2 and its equivalent examination from recognized
    Board/University established by Law in India with minimum 40% aggregate marks. For
    SC/ST/OBC candidates the required percentage of aggregate marks will be 35%.
  • The candidate must have obtained 50% marks in General Nursing & Midwifery from the
    School/Institution recognized by the Indian Nursing Council/Himachal Pradesh Nurses
    Registration Council.
  • The distribution of seats between In-Service and Direct candidates will be made in the ratio of
    70:30. However, 200 point vertical reservation roster will be applied afresh for distribution of
    seats among General, SC, ST and OBC categories and no horizontal reservation roster will be

For In-Service Quota Seats:

  • In-service quota seats are to be filled up by in-service regularly appointed Nursing Cadre
    candidates of Govt. of H.P. subject to fulfillment of the condition as laid down under clause –
    13 of the prospectus. However, adhoc & contractual appointees including appointees of Rogi
    Kalyan Samities will also be considered under this quota subject to fulfillment of the condition
    of the prospectus. The candidates must have completed minimum 5 years service on the last
    date of submission of application form.
  • The candidates should not have attained maximum of 50 years of age as on 31st December,
  • The Counseling –cum-Admission form along with required documents in respect of In-Service
    candidates shall be submitted through their respective Head of Departments well within the
    stipulated date along with service certificate-cum-NOC at the time of counseling.

For Direct Quota Seats: Direct quota seats will be available for open competition from amongst:-

  • The Bonafide Himachali/Domicile candidates/Children of H.P. Govt. employees and employees of
    Autonomous Bodies wholly or partially financed by the Himachal Pradesh Government, who have
    done their GNM course from GNM Schools/Institutions anywhere in India duly recognized by the
    Indian Nursing Council/H.P. State Nurses Registration Council.
  • The candidates should be GNM trained from the recognized Govt./Private GNM Schools/
    Institutions situated in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
    Note: For filling up Direct Seats under Management Quota in Private Nursing Colleges in State of
    Himachal Pradesh, there will be no domicile requirement. Under this quota, both Himachali and NonHimachali
    interested candidates can compete in the entrance test subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria
    as prescribed in the prospectus.
  • The age of candidates should be between 17 to 35 years as on Dec 31, 2018. However, upper age can be relaxable by 5 years in the case of SC/ST candidates

Entrance Examination Details

The admission to the Post-Basic B.Sc. Nursing Degree Course shall be on the basis of a Entrance Test to be conducted by the Himachal Pradesh University at Shimla examination centre only on the date notified in the prospectus. The name and address of the examination centre will be communicated on the admit cards to be uploaded on the website by the University for appearing in the Entrance Test. Examination Centre once allotted to the candidate will not be changed. However, University reserves the right to allot any centre in view of exigencies.

Examination Pattern

The examination shall consists of one written paper only in the subjects mentioned hereunder in accordance with the syllabi of GNM studies. The medium of examination shall be English. The question paper will be objective (MCQ) type. There will be only 4 (Four) options in each question i.e. A, B, C & D. Out of which one of the option will be the correct. Total questions will be 150 (one hundred fifty). Each question will carry 1 (one) mark. The duration of the Entrance Test will be 2 (two) hours. There will be No Negative Marking for a wrong answer. The written test is of objective type and in English language on the following subjects as given below:-

Subject No. of Questions Marks
Fundamentals of Nursing 20 1 each
Medical surgical Nursing 20 1 each
Psychiatric Nursing 20 1 each
Paediatrics Nursing 20 1 each
Midwifery & Gynaecology 20 1 each
Community Health Nursing 20 1 each
Anatomy & Physiology 10 1 each
Nutrition 5 1 each
Pharmacology 5 1 each
Microbiology 5 1 each
General Knowledge 5 1 each
Total questions and marks 150 150


For More Detail Regarding HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Test 2018 –Download Prospectus.

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